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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
PEP was founded by a group of mothers to offer each other support after the births of their children. PEP is a nonprofit corporation staffed by trained parent volunteers.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research, and service.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
This U.S. government agency is charged with promoting and improving the health of mothers and children.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The mission of this group is to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public about depressive and manic-depressive illnesses.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA provides information and education about a variety of mental health issues for people of all ages.

American Pregnancy Association
This national organization promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS is a federal agency that provides information about mental health to users of mental health services, their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH offers information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, and supports research to help those with mental illness.


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